At its concert on October 27, the Rochester Chamber Orchestra will celebrate the start of its 50th season. Headline composers for the concert include Mozart and Haydn, including Haydn's "Cello Concerto in C," featuring cellist Cicely Parnas. The concert will also include works by Chevalier de Saint-George, Lucile Grétry, and Francois-Joseph Gossec. (A second concert on February 16 will feature composers of African descent with an English connection.) The Rochester Chamber Orchestra is led by music director and conductor David Fetler, who founded RCO in 1964 when he was a conductor at the Eastman School of Music.
The Rochester Chamber Orchestra performs Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m. at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Ave., $10-$30, rochesterchamberorchestra.org, 734-6163.